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About us

A message from our founder, Cindy Evans.

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Our Name

The Red Cord is a reference to the biblical account of Rahab found in Joshua 2. By tying a red cord to her window, Rahab took a stand for justice when no one else would.

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Our Vision

A community that is united in creating a culture free from Human Trafficking. 

Our Mission

The Red Cord exists to join individuals and organizations within the community and surrounding communities of Lawton, OK with the end goal of wiping out the injustice of Human Trafficking. The Red Cord will join efforts in education, prevention, rescuing and support of those who are already involved in the fight to accomplish the goal of creating a culture intolerant toward Human Trafficking.


Ashley Chapman serves as the Vice President of The Red Cord.


She formally began her fight against human trafficking when God placed it on her heart to join a local anti-human trafficking organization, at the age of 21.


She quickly became a trainer, traveling around Southwest Oklahoma, educating various types of audiences on the facts, signs, and prevention for human trafficking. She has trained groups ranging from police departments to military personnel, and countless others. She is currently a trainer for first responders, law enforcement officers, schools, religious groups, and community organizations.


Ashley believes that gratitude is one of the greatest virtues we can hold as human beings. It is from immense gratitude towards historical abolishionists that Ashley credits her current activism. If it was not for their work, Ashley – who is of African-American descent – would not have the freedom she enjoys today. She views being a modern-day abolishionist as fulfilling an important responsibility to maintain our inalienable rights. She believes sex and labor exploitation is one of the great evils of our time. Her inviolable faith compels her to be a voice for the voiceless, and to root out injustice wherever she is able.


When she is not volunteering her time with The Red Cord, she can be found working in her family business, writing, or volunteering in Israel.